douceur etymology

French word douceur comes from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥kú-

Detailed word origin of douceur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dl̥kú- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dulcis Latin (lat) (figuratively) agreeable, delightful, pleasant, soft, sweet. (figuratively, of persons) friendly, charming, kind, dear, pleasant, agreeable. (of taste) sweet. Sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, fragrant. Sweet-sounding, melodic, melodious, tuneful.
dulcor Late Latin (LL)
dulcur Old French (fro)
douceur French (fra) Softness, tenderness. Sweetness.

Words with the same origin as douceur

Descendants of *dl̥kú-
adoucir billet doux doucement doucet douceâtre doudou doudoune doux douçâtre dulcification dulcifier roudoudou saindoux édulcorer édulcoré